India at the Olympics

Firstly, a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Abhinav Bindra (Gold), Sushil Kumar (Bronze) and Vijender Kumar (Bronze) for making the country proud by their performances at the games. What is interesting is that these were achieved in games with which you typically don’t associate India – shooting, wrestling and boxing. Add to it that India is the land of Mahatma Gandhi, then the irony of the achievements does hit you hard :).

Nevertheless, it is an achievement worth savoring.

GO INDIA!

— Thyaga

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Sport filled weekend

Firstly, happy July 4th to all.

The weekend was filled with a lot of sporting action. Firstly, Ajantha Mendis spun a magic around the Indian batsmen in the Asia Cup final and helped Sri Lanka to defeat India by 100 runs. It was amazing that not a single Indian batsman was able to pick him up. I think the challenge for Mendis is going to begin now – the whole world will be analyzing his action and trying to pick up his variations. So, the upcoming India – Sri Lanka series should be really interesting.

In Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer in a marathon final with the 5th and final set going to 9-7. It was truly a well-deserved win and it marked the first time in 65 matches that Roger Federer was defeated in Wimbledon. On the women’s side, Venus Williams defeated Serena Williams in an all-sister affair.

Also happening at the same time are the US Olympic trials – there have been some amazing stories (Phelps, Torres, Gay) from the trials – i think the Olympics starting on 08.08.08 are going to be a cracker indeed.

Hope you all had a great weekend.

— Thyaga